UK’s Excessively High Wine And Spirit Tax Is Stifling Growth Of British SMEs.

Britain’s best loved wine and spirit SMEs have joined forces to urge the Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP to cut wine and spirit duty by 2% to help boost British business. Frustrated owners of small and medium-sized wine and spirit businesses have jointly penned a letter to the new Chancellor expressing their concerns over the lack […]

Liqueur Sales Continue To Build In 2019.

Sales of liqueurs in the last 12 months have hit their highest ever level, with 43 million bottles sold worth £1.3 billion, as UK consumers continue to expand their drinks cabinet and experiment with new cocktails. Latest WSTA figures show that over the last year, 18 million bottles of cream liqueurs were sold, and 25 […]

WSTA Calls On Next Chancellor To Cut Alcohol Duty To Boost Treasury Coffers.

Still wine has not enjoyed a duty cut in 35 years The WSTA is calling on the next Chancellor to cut wine and spirit duty after new Government figures provide further proof that duty hikes are bad for the public purse. Wine, the nation’s most popular alcoholic drink enjoyed by 33 million Brits, was singled […]

All-Natural Pure Grain Spirit, Aloha 65, Launches In UK.

Visit Aloha 65 at Stand A46 at IDE at ExCeL 19 The original idea for the Aloha spirit was born in an American surf bar… a homemade gift to the après-sea crowd, a unique sundowner. It was formulated and created in that bar by Aloha 65’s very own Stephen Thorp, a British ex-pat bar owner […]

Sample A Taste Of The US With These Superb Stateside Wines.

For those celebrating both here and across the pond, Thanksgiving is a special time of year which sees both friends and family coming together to give thanks. A tradition which is celebrated with a feast of turkey and all the trimmings, if you are celebrating the holiday this November, why not share the love even […]

Gin Is Still King, But Keep Your Eye On Rum…It’s Evolving.

Majestic are expanding their rum stocks calling it an “exciting time for rum”. The latest WSTA Market Report shows that Brits are still not tiring of gin, but there are signs consumers are keen to explore the rum category. New figures released last week, reveal over 80 million bottles of gin were sold in the […]

Launch Of Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Great British Rum.

English Spirit Ltd today announce the launch of their latest collaboration project, Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Great British Rum, into the UK market. Legendary British explorer and UK’s first rum distillery team up in the spirit of adventure for innovative new distilling process As the first to distil and market rum in the UK, English Spirit […]

The Robots Are Coming…To Deliver Your Milk, In World’s First Robot Milk Round.

The world’s first robot milk round has been launched today, as drinks brand Plenish have announced that their range of dairy-free milks will be delivered by autonomous bots in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. It means that customers can simply tap their smartphone and have the milk arrive to their front door, delivered by robot a short […]